Evolution Trio is a global fusion basement band that mashes up Middle Eastern and Afro-Cuban rhythms with Spanish & Latin-flavored acoustic guitar and post-modern hard rock bass. Their music is dynamic and intense, flowing seamlessly from blazing displays of virtuosity to atmospheric chill out grooves. They play exotic instrumental original compositions and reinvent classic pop and dance song favorites.
Sound: Middle Eastern & Afro-Cuban organic grooves, Spanish & Latin-flavored rock guitar, post-modern hard rock bass.
Instruments: Electric-acoustic classical guitar, 5 & 6-string electric bass, congas, doumbek, various other exotic percussion instruments, vocals.
Influences: Carlos Santana, Billy Sheehan, Poncho Sanchez, Jack Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Trio Globo, Ottmar Liebert, Glen Velez, Jimi Hendrix
Band members: David Weiss (guitar, lead vocals), Nathan Matson (percussion, backing vocals), and Chris Powell (bass, backing vocals)
Bellingham-based Evolution Trio formed early in 2009 and rapidly created an underground buzz with their captivating live shows featuring a unique brand of world fusion rock. By August, the group was a hit at the Bellingham 2009 La Bella Strada arts festival in downtown Bellingham and performed a scorching set in front of hundreds of festival goers. In October 2009, Evolution Trio entered Bayside Studio with producer Chip Westerfield to record the group's first two original instrumentals, "Samahdi Sand Dance" and "2 AM 2 Mumbai" which are both available on iTunes.
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